George Brown loses baseball games by a combined score of 24-4
Wednesday was a beautiful day for baseball down at Christie Pits, but the George Brown Huskies may not remember it so fondly.
Playing a doubleheader against the visiting Fanshawe Falcons, game one saw an early 1-0 Huskies lead dissolve into a 10-4 loss, followed by a 14-0 game two defeat which ended after five innings.
Gutsy efforts on the mound from George Brown’s Austin Altenburg and Seth Annan had kept Fanshawe to a single run over game one’s final three innings, while the Huskies had scored three runs in the seventh.
George Brown’s hopes for building on the momentum took a hit when pitcher Andrew Murrell lasted just one inning. Huskies assistant coach Kyle Fillier said Murrell was trying to push through both a flu and sore shoulder, and the decision was made to pull him with the season in mind.
Fanshawe’s Kyle Zimmer pitched six strong innings in the first game, while Matt Smith and Corey Boehmer made for a successful game two combination.
According to Falcons head coach Brian Harvey, Smith is just coming back from injury and on a 30 to 40 pitch limit. As such, the plan was for Boehmer to replace Smith in the second inning, a scenario Harvey had full confidence in.
“(Boehmer’s) one of our mainstays, he’s one of our ace guys to be honest with you, and he hasn’t thrown in about four or five days. We wanted to make sure he got some innings and as expected, he threw very well for us like he did last year.”
After an 0-2 start, the Falcons have rattled off four straight wins. With a doubleheader against the Seneca Sting on Saturday, Boehmer can feel the momentum moving forward.
“Just keep it going, we’re playing really well,” said Boehmer. “All of us are hitting the ball, putting it in play and making them do plays. I think we’re in a good spot and I think we’re going to do a good job on Saturday.”
Heading into their own doubleheader against undefeated St. Clair College on Saturday, an 0-4 George Brown is determined to reach a higher level.
“The message for us is that it doesn’t take talent to work hard, and it doesn’t take talent to play the game right and do the little things right,” said Fillier. “Not to discredit anybody or say that we’re not talented, but we need to turn it up a notch or two and just get ready to play on the weekend.”